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278 Vast Early America Series: Competing Visions of Empire

How and where did the colonies of North America and the Caribbean fit within the British Empire? The answer to ...
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How meditation changes your brain

In 2002, scientists in the US began performing a landmark series of experiments on Buddhist monks from around the world ...
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Croquet History

Croquet's origins are murky, but because of its relative ease of play and low barrier of entry, it went through ...
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Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great Roman military disaster of 9 AD when Germanic tribes under Arminius ambushed and ...
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The Pale Blue Dot

In February 1990, the Nasa space probe Voyager took a famous photo of Earth as it left the Solar System ...
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SYMHC Classics: Archaeology and Harvard Indian College

We're revisiting a 2015 episode, where Holly chats with archaeologists Patricia Capone and Diana Loren about Harvard's Indian College, the ...
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312: From Music to Madiba: A History of U.S. Relations with South Africa

Thirty years ago this week, Nelson Mandela, the renowned civil rights and anti-apartheid leader, was released from prison. His release ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: ERA and Paul Cuffe

Tracy and Holly discuss the nuances of the Equal Rights Amendment's history, and the whaling industry that we discussed in ...
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The Rules: A dating handbook

On Valentine's Day 1995, authors Sherrie Schneider and Ellen Fein published a dating handbook called The Rules: Time Tested Secrets ...
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The best-seller Fear of Flying

The groundbreaking novel about female sexuality, called Fear of Flying, was first published in 1973. Dina Newman has been speaking ...
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